I LOVE Halloween! It's a time to put on a costume and be someone else. I remember as a child anticipating this holiday almost as much as Christmas. Mom used to make costumes as seen in the above photo of me, probably circa 1945. That's me on the left with my cousin Carol and our friend Bonnie. Although Bonnie was a neighbor, she is still a good friend in our family, all these years later.
In thinking about all the Halloweens I've experienced and the costumes I've worn, I started giggling. One year when I was in my forties, I encouraged everyone who worked for me in a Fortune 500 company, to dress up. I went as Miss Piggy. I had the boa and the long cigarette holder. The whole deal. I was driving a Datsun 280ZX at the time and lived south of Houston.
This necessitated me driving up the freeway to my office. It was hysterically funny to see people's reactions to my costume as I drove up the freeway. What fun we all had that day.
I have pictures somewhere but don't feel like digging all that out. Maybe next year.
Then there was a party a few years ago here in San Miguel. In talking with friends there was concern because we didn't really have the makings of costumes at the last minute. Someone suggested that we use sheets and go as the "Sheet Family". Well we did - Bill went as "bull sheet", Fay went as "No sheet" and I went as "Hot sheet". OMG, did we have fun. I have photos of that escapade too. Maybe next year.
Happy Halloween from someone whose inner child loves being out on a night like tonight.